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‘The end of litigation as we know it’: Judge pans Nando’s costs in franchising spat
Franchises 2022-03-07 2:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

Nando’s Australia has been criticised for claiming that its costs in a dispute against a single franchisee could reach close to $2 million, with an […]

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Settlement talks in Astora pelvic mesh class action ‘well advanced’
Product Liability 2022-03-03 9:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

Settlement talks in a class action brought by Shine Lawyers against Astora Women’s Health on behalf of women injured by allegedly defective pelvic mesh products […]

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Priceline class action on verge of collapse as funder withdraws
Class Actions 2022-02-18 1:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The funder that was bankrolling a class action alleging pharmacy giant Priceline exercised an “overly prescriptive level of control” on franchisees which limited their profitability […]

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Class action funder says perceived 7-Eleven ‘pressure’ relevant to $25M commission bid
Class Actions 2022-02-15 5:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

Evidence of anxiety felt by 7-Eleven franchisees leading class actions against the convenience store giant was relevant to whether the funder could earn a $25 […]

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Trial vacated in Monsanto class action over Roundup weed killer
Product Liability 2022-02-11 7:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

An upcoming three-month trial in a class action against agrochemical giant Monsanto has been vacated after the applicant’s key expert withdrew from the case. The […]

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Class action members guaranteed more than 70% in first case giving lawyers slice of the pie
Class Actions 2022-02-08 2:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

The first order allowing plaintiffs lawyers to take a cut of the proceeds of a class action will guarantee group members in a case against […]

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Mercedes-Benz hits back at $650M lawsuit, says dealer agreements not ‘perpetual’
Franchises 2021-12-07 6:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mercedes-Benz has responded to a $650 million lawsuit by Australian dealers over its decision to move to a fixed-price agency model, saying it had a […]

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Judge makes first class action order giving law firm cut of proceeds
Class Actions 2021-12-02 10:24 am By Cindy Cameronne

Saying the funding arrangement would eliminate the possibility that legal costs ate up the majority of any return to group members, a judge overseeing a […]

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Group costs order not ‘appropriate or necessary’ in G8 shareholder class action, court told
Fiona Forsyth 2021-11-26 9:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing the second ever application for a group costs order in a shareholder class action against early childhood education provider G8 Education has […]

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Monsanto may face claim for exemplary damages in Roundup class action
Class Actions 2021-11-22 6:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action on behalf of people who claim they developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer will argue the agrochemical giant should […]

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